Kanye West to run for US president in 2024
American veteran rapper, Kanye West might says he will be running the presidential race of the United States of America come 2024 and if that works out, he will be the second African American to become president of the country.
The rapper made his intention known while speaking at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival in the United States, PEOPLE reports. He said was planning to also change his name for a year and you’d be surprised at what Kanye plans to be called.
“When people say it’s crass to call yourself a billionaire, I say I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y’all understand exactly what it is, it will be on the license plate,” he said.
“When I run for president in 2024 —” West said, to laughter from the audience. “What y’all laughing at?” I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk. What they’re saying is Kanye’s crazy — one and three African Americans are in jail and all the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing because they’re so scared,” he said.
Kanye West went on to talk about how the black voters in the US have been segregated to the demographics. According to him, he has experienced it as an African American fashion designer.
“As black designers out of America, you can’t have an opinion. You can only be the consumer… you can only be a demographic. And that a boardroom says ‘this is the black demographic…This is who you’re supposed to vote on,” he continued.
“This is what you’re supposed to buy. This is your Popeye’s chicken sandwich you’re supposed to eat on. I have seen the boardroom and back. And it’s completely the concept of a demographic,” concluded.
Kanye West is married to reality TV star, Kim Kardashian-West and they blessed with four children, North, Chicago, Saint, and Psalm.